Doing Oral History

Wednesday, 4/20/2016
  • 2:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM (Pacific)

This webinar was presented live on 04/20/16. Access the recording and webinar materials now:

Libraries and archives are often asked by the communities they serve to conduct, advise on, or be the institutional home for oral history projects. The librarian or archivist is relied upon to help define an oral history project, provide background research, assemble technical resources, develop a list of interview questions, identify potential interviewees, train interviewers, create products, and house the resulting interviews. This webinar will give participants the foundation for successful oral history projects.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will come away knowing the structure and essential elements of doing oral history projects.

Who Should Attend

Librarians and archivists who wish to work with oral history projects or develop their own projects.

Presenter

Barbara Truesdell is the assistant director of the new Center for Documentary Research and Practice at Indiana University, part of the IU Media School. She administers the center’s projects, and oversees its oral history interview archive, which was started in 1968. She has been doing fieldwork since 1985, and since 1992 has been conducting oral history training workshops for students, researchers, and community groups, including workshops in St. Petersburg, Russia, and Cluj, Romania.

Registration

Cost

All webinars are recorded and the one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording. All registered attendees will receive the link to the recorded session so if you are unable to attend the webinar at the time it is presented, you will have the opportunity to listen to the recording at your convenience.

This webinar was presented live on 04/20/16. Access the recording and webinar materials now:

How to Register

No registration required.

Tech Requirements

Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and media player software. Headphones recommended.

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Credits

none

Contact

For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or jreese@ala.org.